No. 12 Tar Heels Blank Wolfpack
April 9, 2003
DURHAM, N.C. - Twelfth-ranked UNC blanked NC State Wednesday afternoon in Atlantic Coast Conference tennis action. Play was moved to the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center on the campus of Duke University because of soggy conditions on NC State's satellite home facility for the season.
UNC swept the doubles matches to claim an early point. The nationally-ranked pair of Kendall Cline and Aniela Mojzis picked up a win over Jennifer Jassawalla and Myrna Bawono in the flight one match, 8-2. On the number two court, Loni Worsley and Danielle Stadelmann put up a fight against the Tar Heel tandem of Lee Bairos and Marlene Mejia, but fell short in an 8-4 decision. UNC's Kate Pinchbeck and Tanja Markovic took the win at number three over Virginia Romero and Carmen Torres, 8-2.
The Tar Heels took their momentum into singles play for a solid win. Pinchbeck, who is ranked No. 13 by the ITA, downed Kristin Lam in straight sets of 6-2, 6-2. No.38 Mejia took a win from Romero with a 6-2, 6-0 score.
No. 67 Mojzis defeated Worsley in the flight three match-up, 6-3, 6-5, and Bairos downed Bawono, 6-1, 6-0. After taking down Jassawalla in the doubles match, Cline moved on to defeat Jassawalla in singles action with a line of 6-2, 6-2 in the fifth-seeded match. Markovic claimed a win over Torres at number six, 6-1, 6-1.
The Wolfpack heads into this weekend's matches against Maryland and Virginia with an overall record of 7-9 (0-6). NC State will take on the Terapins Saturday in College Park, then travel to Charlottesville to face the Cavaliers.
No. 12 UNC 7, NC State 0